Isobelle Carmody

  • Author
  • Illustrator

Isobelle Carmody is one of Australia's most highly acclaimed children’s authors. She started writing her first book, Obernewtyn, when she was 14 years old.

Leigh Hobbs

  • Artist
  • Author
  • Illustrator

Leigh Hobbs is the Australian Children’s Laureate, 2016-17. He is an artist who works across a wide range of mediums, as well as writing and illustrating his children's books.

Adam Wallace

  • Author
  • Illustrator

Adam Wallace is a qualified engineer and primary school teacher who discovered a talent for writing hilarious, horrendous and heartfelt books for children.

Marc McBride

  • Artist
  • Graphic novelist
  • Illustrator

Marc McBride has illustrated many books including the hugely successful Deltora Quest and Quentaris series, The Deltora Book of Monsters, Old Ridley, Journey From The Centre Of The Earth and Tales of Deltora.

Louise Park

  • Author

Louise's writing aims to entertain, inform, aid the acquisition of literacy skills and most of all, inspire! Inside her books, you’ll travel to magical lands, battle beasts, attend a space boarding school.

Deborah Abela

  • Author

Deb’s presentations are informative, interactive and fun. As a trained teacher, she is comfortable giving author talks and writing workshops for both the reluctant writer and the gifted and talented. She also presents at staff development days, sharing ideas on activities to get kids excited about writing.

Meredith Costain

  • Author
  • Poet

Meredith Costain is a versatile writer whose work ranges from picture books through to novels, poetry and narrative non-fiction. Her books include CBCA Honour Book Doodledum Dancing, My First Day at School, Disaster Chef, A Year in Girl Hell, and novelisations of the TV show Dance Academy.

George Ivanoff

  • Author

George Ivanoff has written more than 100 books for kids and teens, including the Gamers trilogy, the interactive You Choose series, the RFDS Adventures, and his latest series, OTHER WORLDS; as well as a ton of school readers and educational books.

Paul Collins

  • Author

Paul has written many books for young adults. He is best known for his fantasy and science fiction titles in The Jelindel Chronicles and The Quentaris Chronicles. The Earthborn Wars trilogy was published by Tor in the US. He has many strings to his bow. He’s been an agent, publisher, writer and editor.

Michael Salmon

  • Artist
  • Author
  • Illustrator

Michael has been involved in graphics, children’s literature, TV and theatre since 1967. Michael’s many credits include his Alexander Bunyip show (ABC TV 1978-88), pantomimes, fabric and varied merchandise designs, toy and board-game invention and the writing and illustrating of 162 books for children. The ACT Government commissioned a bronze statue of . . .

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